Mitch Singh

Mitch Singh

Partner

I am a partner in the Litigation and Disputes Resolution team at Glaister Ennor. I specialise in providing legal and strategic advice to clients involved in commercial and civil disputes.

My expertise includes contract, property, insolvency, regulatory compliance, data privacy, and cross-border disputes. I have a depth of knowledge about the commercial and strategic goals of my clients, who come from a variety of sectors including real estate, finance, technology, manufacturing, and construction. I also work with private clients on a range of civil disputes, resolving these in a way that minimises the cost, stress, and uncertainty often associated with litigation.

Using tailored mechanisms, I find the most effective way to resolve disputes whether through negotiation, mediation or the courts. I am a firm believer in alternative dispute resolution. However, such methods are not always possible, and formal action becomes necessary. I am an experienced advocate and have appeared as counsel at all levels of our legal system, including specialist Tribunals, the District and High Court, the Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of New Zealand.

My litigation experience includes a number of leading cases in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, such as:

  • Kawarau Village Holdings Limited v Sun where I worked with three of New Zealand’s leading Queen’s Counsel representing over sixty foreign purchasers of investment properties in Queenstown, New Zealand. This was a six year claim that was successfully resolved in the Supreme Court of New Zealand. The claim involved questions of interpretation and performance of contract, damages for breach, and various other procedural issues.
  • Blumberg v Frucor Beverages Limited & Ors – where I worked with a leading Queen’s Counsel representing Right2Drive, an accident replacement vehicle hire company in a claim brought against a number of insurance companies in the High Court.  The claim involved novel questions of compensation for loss of use of a motor vehicle, arising out of negligent collisions. The claim was successful at the High Court and has now been heard in the Court of Appeal, with judgment pending.
  • Hojsgaard v Chief Executive of Land Information New Zealand Limited & Ors – a successful application for judicial review in the Court of Appeal against a decision to approve a conflicting survey which impacted upon a property owner’s waterfront access.

My recent work includes: 

  • Hojsgaard v Chief Executive of Land Information New Zealand & Anor,
    Court of Appeal 2019 
  • Blumberg v Frucor Beverages Limited & Ors, High Court 2018
  • Jespersen v Secretary of the Treasury & Ors, High Court 2018
  • Hojsgaard v Chief Executive of Land Information New Zealand & Anor,
    High Court 2018
  • Kawarau Village Holdings Limited v Sun, Supreme Court 2018
  • Sun v Peninsula Road Limited, High Court 2015 and Court of Appeal 2016
  • Haines v Herd, High Court 2015 and 2016
  • Barfoot & Thompson Ltd v Real Estate Agents Authority, High Court 2015
  • Kawarau Village Holdings Ltd v Chi, High Court 2015
  • GDF I LLP v Melview (Kawarau Falls Station) Investments Ltd, High Court 2012
  • Schenker AG v Commerce Commission & Ors, Court of Appeal 2013
  • Commerce Commission v Air New Zealand & Ors, High Court 2012

Area of Expertise

Litigation & Disputes Resolution
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Qualifications

LLB, LLM (First Class Hons)

Languages

English
Bahasa Malaysian
Bahasa Indonesian

Contact Details

DDI: +64 9 969 1214
Mobile: +64 21 343 405
Email: m..........@glaister.co.nz
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Secretary

Georgie Bayly
DDI: +64 9 356 8243

g............@glaister.co.nz

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